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Career Zone: Working in Art & Design

Creative Industries

What roles are available?

Artists & Illustrators: they may work through a variety of mediums such as painting, sculpting and digital. They sometimes create pieces in-house for an organisation, or get commissioned on a freelance basis.

Designers: such as Product Designers, Interior Designers and Fashion Designers. You could also specialise in a specific craft such as Glass Designers.

Tech-based: these include Animators who make moving creatives for television & video games, as well as Graphic Designers who create digital art for creatives such as adverts. In the online space, there are also roles such as Web Designers and Social Media Managers.

Art Historians: such as Art Administrators who are involved in the management of a cultural organisation, Buyers & Collectors, and Gallery & Museum Curators.

What skills do I need?

Analytical: You may enjoy researching different cultures, styles and trends.

  • Self-motivation: You're able to work independently when needed and set your own schedule. You are curious, imaginative and great at coming up with new ideas.

  • Problem-solving: You can creatively construct a product or piece that’s the right fit for its audience.

See more skills you may need for a creative job here.

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